Fashion trends come and go, but luckily, tweens have it a bit easier than us adults. From single studs to charm earrings and beyond, we’ve put together this helpful list of five earring trends for tweens, so you’ll know exactly what to buy for your little lady. Don’t take a chance on something that won’t be in style; these trends are current and will leave your tween feeling beautiful.
1. Single Studs
The classic single-stud earring has long been a favorite for younger girls. Its simplicity makes it the perfect addition to any earring collection, and the style comes in many different varieties for a look that is cohesive with her personal style. Simple sterling silver studs go with just about any outfit, or you can opt for a more bold look with diamonds, gold, or other materials. The options are quite limitless.
Earrings for sensitive ears are often difficult to find, but with a subscription service, you’ll be able to find nickel-free options in your favorite styles. From stud earrings to other varieties like statement earrings, if you’re buying for a tween, nickel-free earrings are the best option. Nickel is a potentially harmful metal used in jewelry making, and what causes those pesky allergic reactions.
You’ll find it difficult to find nickel-free stud earrings at department stores and outlet stores like Forever 21 and Claire’s, but earring subscription companies like EarFleek and HeyRowan offer gorgeous earrings made from high-quality metals. These options are always nickel-free, so you can buy without the worry of an allergic reaction!
2. Charm Earrings
Charm earrings are a cute way for your tween to express her interests. Whether she’s into magic, a specific fandom, or rainbows and other cute things, there’s a charm earring to match just about any taste. Charm earrings come in all shapes, sizes, and varieties, and are often more affordable than their studded or statement counterparts.
Tweens love charm earrings because of their simple nature. With their favorite characters or shapes in their ears, they’ll be free to express themselves however they see fit! Be sure to buy hypoallergenic/nickel-free charm earrings to avoid any complications. Often, you won’t be able to find the metallurgic content of a piece on its packaging, so you might need to research it or ask the jeweler/seller about it.
There’s nothing quite like a beautiful set of birthstone earrings to truly set your tween apart (in the best way) from her peers. Birthstones are beautiful and can be shaped into many different varieties. From the ruby for July Birthdays to topaz for December babies, each month has a unique and gorgeous stone that represents it.
Your tween will not only feel gorgeous with her awesome birthstone earrings, but she’ll be able to celebrate the month of her birth throughout the year. A birthstone is an excellent way to let her know how much her life means to you, and what a wonder it was to have her born into your world.
Birthstones look quite impressive with a sterling silver base, or even with gold or platinum. You can also opt for a less expensive material, such as titanium or surgical stainless steel (to avoid nickel exposure and tarnishing).
4. Statement Earrings
For the bold tween in your life, nothing makes a statement quite like statement earrings. From dangling tassels to colorful floral patterns, statement earrings are in a class all their own. No other earrings offer quite the variety of unique styles as statement earrings, and they’re definitely in style this year.
Let your tween freely express her personal tastes and her bold attitude with a pair of beautiful statement earrings. From gold to silver and everything in between, you can find statement earrings in pretty much any style and material you like. You should probably let your tween pick out her own statement earrings for the best experience (within your price range, of course!).
5. Alternative Materials
The final trend we’re starting to see because of nickel allergies is alternative materials like surgical steel and even acrylics. Acrylic earrings are great because they’ll never tarnish and will pretty much last forever with proper care, but they don’t shine like a precious metal. Surgical steel is also a good option for the same reasons, though, with a good polish, the metal will reach a certain sheen.
There are other options available as well, like stone, titanium, and even wood! These materials are nickel-free and shouldn’t cause any sort of reaction. Not to mention, materials like wood and plastic can be molded/shaped into pretty much anything you (or rather, she will) like!
The Bottom Line
Trends often don’t last, but these styles will keep your teen looking beautiful and stylish. From simple studs to statement earrings, there’s something for everyone in this list of five earring trends among tweens. Happy shopping!